Berry Appleman & Leiden Opens Office in Singapore

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Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) is pleased to announce the opening of offices in Singapore to provide comprehensive immigration services in Asia. With locations now in five hub countries, BAL continues its focus to deliver hands-on regional immigration support to companies in their key centers of business.

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Berry Appleman & Leiden Asia Pacific Pte Ltd* will be led by Christina Karl, who has over sixteen years experience in global mobility and migration matters related to Asia. As Director of BAL Singapore, and Regional Migration Manager for Asia, Ms. Karl will manage and grow the Singapore office and lead BAL’s operations in Asia. Ms. Karl will be supported by a team of immigration professionals who will handle Singapore-inbound immigration, as well as regional immigration matters in Asia.

Ms. Karl says of the new venture, “I have a strong understanding of clients’ immigration needs in this region and look forward to building relationships with BAL’s clients in Singapore and Asia.”

BAL’s Global Practice Directors Roland Lechner and Jet Stigter continue to drive the firm’s strategy to establish practice resources where clients have the greatest need for on-the-ground services.

Mr. Lechner commented that “Christina is a true industry expert who understands the immigration process from every angle - as a former immigration officer, an in-house manager of an expatriate workforce, a longstanding professional within the global relocation industry, and an expat herself living in Singapore for more than 15 years. We are very fortunate to have her join us in providing strategic services to our clients in Asia.”

Ms. Stigter agreed and continued that, “Christina adds in Singapore the expertise, dedication to excellence and commitment to client services that we have established in Sydney, London, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. These are exciting times for our firm.”

Of the firm’s growth, Global Practice Managing Partner Shawn Orme echoed the enthusiasm for the new office. “We are delighted to establish this new office in Singapore and are confident that Christina is perfect to lead our team. Working together with clients, we can provide truly excellent immigration and visa services in this important region.”

Founded in 1980, Berry Appleman & Leiden is a global corporate immigration law firm that represents employers and their personnel around the world. We provide comprehensive immigration services from offices in Dallas, Houston, London, McLean, Va., Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. Our network partners expand our reach to more than 150 countries. We provide an unprecedented level of expertise and excellence within one firm. We represent a wide range of companies from the world’s largest corporations to emerging startups.

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